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Daimler Trucks North America plans to expand it's parts segment

07/20/2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Daimler also intends to open new retail shops to sell the parts along with a 10th distribution center in Phoenix.


The unit is found several Alliance-branded components shops within dealerships, as well as several stand-alone stores. Alliance can be modernizing its site and mobile app, offering more photos and detailed information to make the purchase process simpler.

Maintenance issues are sure to arise over the life span of any truck,'' stated Stefan Kurschner, DTNA's senior vice president of the aftermarket division. What makes the service gap is how fast that automobile gets back on the road.

Daimler Trucks North America declared plans to continue speeding repairs and upgraded its attempts to obtain a larger slice of the parts section.

Ten brand new product lines have found in 2018, including steel wheel and steering gears. An estimated 80 more will be available in the following 12-18 months.

FleetPride Inc., which does not create trucksis the country's largest retailer of heavy-duty trailer and truck parts. Navistar International Corp.'s Fleetrite manufacturer is also a significant provider of aftermarket automobile parts.

The company will greatly extend its supply of so-called value replacement parts below the Alliance Truck Parts brandnew. These include belts, hoses, brakes, transmission components, fluid along with a large number of other parts.

These are truck components that sell for less than original gear and have a shorter lifetime. They're made for trucks that might just have another 300,000 to 400,000 miles on the road as well as the 1 million miles expected of a new vehicle, according to Daimler executives. They will be universal parts for all makes and models. They won't be unique to Daimler's brands.

Parts for Class 6-8 trucks, trailers, and school buses constitute a $31 billion yearly retail market, according to trucking industry consulting firm MacKay & Co.. Truck manufacturers accounts for approximately 49% of the earnings.

Now the Portland, Or., proprietor of the Freightliner and Western Star brands, plans to enlarge its footprint from the aftermarket parts business with various initiatives.

Rival truck manufacturer Paccar estimates that about 40 percent of the components on a vehicle are propriety to this specific vehicle make and model. That leaves most of what is required to keep the truck running open to suppliers from other producers and third-party parts suppliers.


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